Brittany Howard: You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks (Funkadelic Cover)

Alabama Shakes frontwoman, Brittany Howard covers Funkadelic’s “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks” from 1971’s pinnacle Maggot Brain for Spotify Singles. A faithful but refreshing take on the funk classic, Howard’s rendition starts off mellow but steamy before progressing to its ferocious, chaotic and spectacular climax. The lyrics “and if in our tears, we don’t learn to share with your brother/ you know …

Brittany Howard: History Repeats

This track is the first single from Alabama Shakes vocalist Brittany Howard’s new solo venture and forthcoming album, Jaime, due out 20 September. Howard is best known for the soulful and bellowing persona she embodies on the band’s tracks, but here her style is more experimental and expressive. “It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is …

Alabama Shakes: Over My Head (Live at Capitol Studio A)

Alabama Shakes indeed shook things up with their sophomore album Sound & Color, which shows the southern rock band’s eagerness to experiment—to great success. In this live rendition of “Over My Head” a barefoot Brittany Howard lays down the guitar and puts her entire body and soul into the sparsely arranged song, which she’s called her favorite off the album in interviews. It stays quiet …